Mysterious animals and birds are harbingers of death

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In ancient myths and legends of almost all the peoples of the world are described birds and animals are like terrible harbingers of death. Such descriptions there is quite a lot that makes it possible to doubt that everything these stories are pure fiction.

Harbingers of Death – Strange Birds

According to Plutarch, the assassination of Julius Caesar was preceded a whole series of fatal omens, in particular a strange owl, which during the period of March id flew to the main city square, sat down on a pillar and screamed almost all day, not paying attention to people’s attempts to kill or drive her away.

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And during the funeral of the emperor a mysterious flew into the hall of Pompey a bird with a laurel twig in its beak, which immediately attacked a flock of fantastic feathered predators …

… The gloomy appearance of birds regularly marked the demise of each Bishop in the English city of Salisbury. According to eyewitnesses, before the death of another priest in the sky above the city circled giant white birds unprecedented in these places.

The first time white things were spotted in Salisbury in 1414. Then they appeared in a flock over the roof of the local cathedral, and it happened before the death of the bishop. From that distant time, these creatures have been seen many times, in particular twice in the past century. In the Victorian era, one eyewitness described strange birds like albatrosses with wings of dazzling white; other the witness told that they soared ominously in the air, as huge white seagulls …

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However, the most interesting is the story of Miss Edith Oliver. fifteen August 1911 this already elderly lady was returning home from the choral church activities. Like all parishioners, Miss Oliver knew the legend of the white birds foreshadowing death, therefore, seeing them, the woman rushed back to church to warn of trouble. She, alas, was late: the bishop had just passed away from a sudden heart attack.

Later, when talking about this incident, Miss Oliver said that the white birds seemed completely unnatural. At least least, she had never seen such people here. According to women who are fond of a little biology, these birds can not be attributed to none of the species of birds that live in Britain.

… Thanks to Frank Podmore, founder and member of the British societies of research of mental disorders, we became aware events taking place in the family of a doctor whose daughter every time I saw strange birds seven days before the death of someone from your family members. These were very elegant creations with beautiful chiseled heads in which there was nothing to worry about, or repulsive.

Birds, arriving, sat on the windowsill and knocked on the window beaks, as if notified of their own appearance. Proposed they ignored bread crumbs and water, and after the death of one of household members were disappearing …

The fact described by Podmor is far from the only one. For many years, writers have been interested in cases where bird flocks started circling over houses where soon after that someone was dying. In his scientific work, Coincidences, the famous Swiss psychiatrist K.G. Jung also describes in detail a number of similar cases. One example concerns his own patient suffering mental disorder.

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Once, when her husband went to work, a woman saw that a flock of sea gulls circling above their house – very strange as mind and behavior. It was a scary sign for a woman, so as before similar invasions of birds took place before her death grandmothers and mothers. Of course, the woman was scared for her life, but the birds, as it turned out, did not prophesy the demise of her, but of her husband, who died the same day at work due to hemorrhage to the brain.

Harbingers of Death – Black Ravens

Black crows were once very long regarded as defenders and patrons of the house of the Habsburgs – rulers of Austria, and then Austro-Hungarian Empire. And it started like that.

Once on a hunt, dynasty founder Count von Altenburg was attacked by vultures. For some time he fought off these large birds, but soon forces began to leave him. Vultures already they were looking forward to a fast meal when they flew into them in a huge flock black crows and drove the predators away.

The count escaped in such a miraculous manner decided that he would be raven the Lord God himself sent, and ordered his subjects daily feed these birds. In addition, he ordered a tower to be built on a cliff. Habistburg, so that both the tower and the rock became the haven of ravens. For more than a century, the descendants of von Altenburg sacredly fulfilled their covenant ancestor, but little by little the story of his salvation was forgotten, and on a cliff It was decided to build a castle.

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The builders began to kill the birds and ravage their nests. From this time black ravens from the keepers of the Habsburg house turned into messengers of death. Birds – living or ghostly – have been noticed by anyone the time that one of the Habsburgs was dying.

The French originating from this genus was no exception. Queen Marie Antoinette, whose life ended on the chopping block. The queen carried in a simple cart for execution, when she rushed over her head a flock of black red-eyed ravens …

However, the most high-profile story of this “series” is associated with the successor to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the eve of World War I. Driving a car in Vienna, Archduke Sophie, wife of Ferdinand, saw over her a flock of black ravens. Woman felt her heart a cold hand squeezed …

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Sophie asked her husband to cancel the trip to Sarajevo, where unsafe, but he refused to fulfill her request and rebuked stupid superstitions. Sophie went to Bosnia with Franz Ferdinand. When June 28 , 1914 their motorcade drove through the streets Sarajevo, the heir to the throne and his wife, were shot by a Bosnian student Gavrilo Principle …

Harbingers of Death – Mysterious Foxes

The messengers of death are not always birds. More than five centuries for the ancient Irish clan of the Gormanstones the messengers of deaths and diseases were foxes, by the way, depicted on the coat of arms. These animals invariably gathered in a flock near the castle. Gormanstones before the death of any of the men.

This old “tradition” is backed up by three similar cases, occurred in our time. Here are the most impressive of them. 8October 1907 more than a dozen foxes huddled in a flock at the castle wall and started barking piercingly. At the same time from an overdose drug died in a fourteenth dream in the Gormanstone family viscount.

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On the day of his funeral, the eyes of those gathered at the mourning ceremony people had an amazing picture: in an old family garden in broad daylight a whole fox flock gathered and stayed there until the very end of the service. And after the funeral, a fresh grave appeared the fox sat there for a week, as if guarding the last Viscount Gormanstone’s refuge.

This behavior is completely atypical for these animals, however, the foxes of the Gormanstones by no means seem ordinary. Besides everything other things, they knew how to get into the castle in ways unknown to anyone, suddenly appearing and just as suddenly disappearing. According to the testimony eyewitnesses, passing by a goose flock, foxes of the Gormanstones not paid no attention to the birds, moreover – the geese themselves did not found no fear of these mystical animals …

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Scientists are trying to explain all the examples above. coincidence and while ignoring descriptions of strange birds and animals becoming harbingers of death. But absolutely it is obvious that all these examples (and there are a great many recorded, and passed from mouth to mouth) serve proof of the existence of some connections we still do not understand and patterns in a complex and multifaceted stream of being …

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